University Relations

Feb. 13-17

UNCW Theatre Presents: 'Boeing Boeing'
WWAY 
Director and UNCW faculty member Ed Wagenseller talks about the comedic farce “Boeing Boeing,” showing on campus this weekend.

7 local landmarks in African American education
StarNews
The Upperman Center: Thirty-three years after the first black students enrolled at what was then Wilmington College, UNCW opened the Upperman African American Cultural Center. Since 1995, Seahawks have had a spot in the student union to catch documentaries, hear lectures and check out exhibits celebrating black culture.

UNCW accounting students offering free tax assistance 
WECT
UNCW Cameron School of Business students are offering free tax assistance for those who qualify.

ACCESS of Wilmington offering more than just baseball at Miracle Field
Port City Daily
Currently, 32 adults with disabilities participate in the fitness program thanks to the efforts of ACCESS of Wilmington and its partners: UNCW College of Health and Human Services, The Landfall Foundation and Cape Fear Memorial Foundation.

New on stage: UNCW's 'Boeing Boeing,' Big Dawg's 'Crimes of the Heart'
StarNews
"Boeing Boeing," the latest production from the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Department of Theatre, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most-performed French play in the world. 
 
Developing Healthcare Leaders
Greater Wilmington Business Journal (*sponsored content provided by Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean of the Cameron School of Business)
Laura Gail Lunsford, director of the UNCW Swain Center, offers insights on the business of healthcare.

Howell Graham marks 26 years since double lung transplant
StarNews
Afflicted with cystic fibrosis, things got tough for Howell Graham after graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He was on oxygen full-time, had little-to-no energy and, at one point, he remembers it taking him 10 minutes to just cross a room.

Warwick Joins Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
 
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage announces the addition of Rob Warwick as the newest member of its brokerage team. A fourth-generation native of Wilmington. he graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2010 with a degree in communication studies.

Feast Down East Recognizes Locals with Awards
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Feast Down East honored Agrarian Stewardship Award winners at its seventh annual Local Food Conference on Friday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
 
Feast Down East at UNCW inspires local agriculture
Lumina News
The 7th annual Local Food Conference, presented by Feast Down East and hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington, took place on Friday, Feb. 10.
Additional coverage: WWAYStarNews

New Hanover County trying food composter
StarNews
New Hanover County is starting a pilot program using a huge food composting system that officials hope will ultimately mean no more food ending up in the landfill. For the next year, the pilot program will take food thrown away by the University of North Carolina Wilmington and run it through the composter.

Run-Through: Theaters' Performance Numbers
Greater Wilmington Business Journal
The Nile Project is spending five days at UNCW while touring the state.
 
UNCW student creates bow tie line
StarNews
Austin Smith, a senior at UNCW, has created a bow tie that is much easier to tie than the traditional bow tie.
 
UNCW students remember Charles Darwin
WECT
Students from UNCW's Tri Beta Sigma Sigma Biological Society took a trip to the Cape Fear Museum for International Darwin Day on Sunday.
 
Scholar to discuss Russian history at UNCW
StarNews
Simon Rabinovitch, a member of the faculty at Boston University, will discuss "The Russian Revolution and the Jews: Moscow or Jerusalem?" at 5 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
 
Frenchman tends local soldier's grave in Normandy
Rocky Mount Telegram
Jean-Vincent du Lac de Fugeres has been tending Pvt. John T. Lee's grave at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, since 2012. His interest stems from the student exchange program at UNC Wilmington.  

16 questions for the final month of the college basketball season
FOXSports.com
Keep an eye on UNC Wilmington (currently 22-5 in the CAA), Monmouth (21-5 in the MAAC) and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.
 
Communique: "Picking Cotton" With Jennifer Thompson & Ronald Cotton
WHQR
Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton will be in Wilmington on Tuesday, Feb. 21, giving a lecture as part of UNCW's Leadership Lecture Series. 

NC Marine Fisheries to consider contentious shrimping proposal 
StarNews
A petition put before the NC Marine Fisheries could limit how, where and when shrimpers could operate. Should the rules be enacted, the shrimp industry will undoubtedly be impacted, said Scott Baker, a N.C. Sea Grant fisheries specialist based at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Southeastern NC legislators continue to raise cash
StarNews
Some delegates continued to bring in cash even after the election was over, according to campaign finance reports. "Politicians always need money. If someone is willing to give it to them, they will keep raising it," said Aaron King, assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Adult Scholars recognize achievement
StarNews
The Adult Scholars Leadership Alumni awarded its 2016 James L. Leutze Volunteer of the Year award to Ed DeMarco, who has served on committees and been heavily involved with OLLI. 

Kmart Lot Could Turn into Mixed Use Property
Time Warner Cable News
With Kmart closing its doors in Wilmington next month, that leaves nearly 13 acres of land next to UNC Wilmington up for grabs. Some real estate agents would like to see a mixed use space, while UNCW students have other ideas for the area.

UNCW prof studying underwater volcano
StarNews
Dr. Scott Nooner, associate professor of geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and fellow researchers at Oregon State University and NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory have spent years studying the underwater volcano Axial Seamount, located about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington.

UNCW bike program in motion
StarNews
Getting around the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus got easier for faculty, staff and students last semester with the addition of Hawk Wheels Bike Share, a bike-sharing system that helps burn calories and reduce emissions.

Profile of a Possible Savior: Kevin Keatts
Backing The Pack (blog)
The young head coach has made a quick impression at UNC Wilmington.

UNCW's Nick Feight and Brian Mims named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List
WECT
UNCW juniors Nick Feight and Brian Mims were named to USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award watch list.

UNCW, Northeastern prepare for tight hoops turnaround
StarNews
The Seahawks and Huskies play each other twice in a 10-day span to close the season.

2017 Conference Previews: Colonial Athletic Conference
Baseball America
Team to Beat: UNC Wilmington. On the strength of a 43-19 season, the Seahawks advanced to their second straight regional in 2016 and were a win away from advancing to a super-regional, only to lose back-to-back games to host South Carolina.

UNCW baseball's Connelly ready for his new role in 2017
StarNews
After a year away from the field, Terence Connelly is back to help the Seahawks any way he can.

Elon holds on to beat CAA-leader UNC Wilmington 77-76
Fox News (*This story ran in most major media markets)
Brian Dawkins scored 24 points and Luke Eddy made a pair of late free throws, and Elon edged UNC Wilmington 77-76 on Saturday.

Record-setting effort leads Drexel past UNCW women
WECT
Led by a record-setting performance from senior guard Meghan Creighton, Drexel used a strong effort from three-point range to claim a 76-51 Colonial Athletic Association victory over UNCW.

UNC Wilmington holds on in Boston, sets regular season program win record
Port City Daily (*This story ran in most major media markets)
Senior guard Chris Flemmings got the Seahawks off to a strong start and sophomore forward Devontae Cacok came up with a big steal in the closing seconds as UNCW set a school record for regular season victories with a 66-65 nail biter over host Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball matchup on Thursday night at historic Matthews Arena.

Kevin Keatts taps into psychology of winning at UNCW 
WSFX
As the UNCW men's basketball program readies itself for the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, Kevin Keatts once again has the Seahawks at the top of the conference standings.

Here are four coaches who could replace NC State's Mark Gottfried
Charlotte Observer
N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow might talk with Butler coach Chris Holtmann or UNCW’s Kevin Keatts.
 
UNCW baseball ready to swing away as 2017 season opens Friday
StarNews
After a historic season at the plate, the Seahawks are hoping to recapture their offensive magic.